A Night at the Museum
Fact vs fiction
We’re really excited that Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was filmed in the British Museum; but not everything on screen is as it seems.
Here, we’ve revealed some secrets about the objects and galleries that you’ll see in the film...
Dinosaurs in the Museum
Sadly we don’t hold any dinosaur specimens as complete or impressive as the triceratops in the film.
There used to be lots of dinosaur skeletons here until the collections moved to form the Natural History Museum.
However, we do have some prehistoric animal specimens in the Enlightenment gallery. The Ichthyosaur skull is one of many fossils collected by the famous palaeontologist Mary Anning.
The Ichthyosaur skull is on long-term loan from the Natural History Museum